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About Us

Dedicated to supporting local industry and community partners throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

about us

Welcome to College of the North Atlantic’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation!  Our office serves as the College’s main point of contact for industry, community groups and government interested in applied research collaborations focused on solutions to real-world problems that support the development and growth of our industries and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.


The College Innovation Network (CIN) is our mechanism to operationalize innovation support. Its model is straightforward and focused on

  • Using the extensive and proven industrial and community experience of the College’s faculty and staff in solving real-world problems and connecting those people with your organization.
  • Utilizing the College’s advanced technological resources and facilities -which industry and community groups may not have available to them – to conduct a broad array of R&D testing and problem exploration.
  • Recognizing that problem solving activities for industry and community partners are ideal experiential learning opportunities for College students who then contribute to the innovation required for economic and social development in the province and
  • Fully realizing the advantages of leveraging industry funding to support innovation.


If you are interested in exploring how we can work together to enhance your business or community, we invite you to connect with us.

Dr. Michael Long
Associate Vice-President – Applied Research and Innovation
ar@cna.nl.ca

Areas of Expertise

Some of our areas of particular strength's include Technology Adoption for Business Optimization,Advanced Manufacturing Technology,Mining Industry Operations and Processes,Wave Environment Technology, Environmental Science and Drone Applications